CBJ Day of Play

CBJ’s first biennial Day of Play Fundraiser will begin at sunset on Saturday, January 26, and end around sunset on Sunday, January 27.  It’s our low key, off-year fundraising event with opportunities for all congregants to participate. The “Day” will kick-off with a Community Havdalah Service and celebration at CBJ (no charge) followed by a host of events (see below) at CBJ and throughout our community. The 24+ hour celebration includes other Havdalah Services, dinners, cocktail parties, brunches and other child friendly activities. Join us to make new connections and friendships across the CBJ Community and raise some needed funds to keep the high level of activity and programming at CBJ going strong.  

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Please contact the office or Gary if you would like more information.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 26


COMMUNITY HAVDALAH SERVICE 
Congregation Beth Jacob | 5:30-7:00 pm | Open to all | free of charge
A warm havdalah service led by Bill Futornick and Cantor Barbara Powell. Light nosh provided.

HAVDALAH & DINNER WITH RABBI EZRAY
Cornyn home, Woodside | 6:00-8:30 pm | 12 guests | $144/person
Please join Rabbi Ezray at the Woodside home of Robyn and Chris Cornyn for a Havdalah service followed by an intimate sit-down dinner.


KIDS’ MOVIE NIGHT & ADULT BOARD GAMES
Congregation Beth Jacob | 7:00-9:00 pm | Open to all
Spend the evening at CBJ enjoying a family-friendly film and games. Adult or teen must stay with children.

MEXICAN FIESTA
Goldsmith/Saltz Home, Menlo Park | 7:00-9:30 pm | 25 guests | $54/person
Join Arturo & Andrea in celebrating a Mexican feast of food and drink! This festive event will feature premium tequilas, flavored margaritas, and authentic gourmet Mexican food shared from Arturo’s family recipes. This is sure to be a lively fiesta full of good friends, fun, and food.

STAR GAZING
Stanford Student Observatory | 7:00-10:00 pm | 12 guests | $18/person
Discover the wonders of the winter sky with Steve Chalmer and Aaron Roodman. This special evening is limited to ages 10 and up. Experience the beauty of the Orion Nebula, the Andromeda alaxy and other delights. Of course, this is all weather permitting. We’ll find an alternative date if things are cloudy.

SUNDAY, JANUARY 27


GEOCACHING FAMILY FUN ADVENTURE
Outdoors, TBA | 10:00 am-1:00 pm | 10 families | $18/family
Join CBJ member Ben Rosner for Geocaching Family Fun—it’s like an outdoor scavenger hunt for teaching kids about navigation, nature and clue solving. We have room for five families with children ages 4 – 8; and five families with children ages 9 – 14; Total hiking distance will be approximately 2 miles. At least one parent with a smartphone will need to accompany their child(ren) in each group.

BRUNCH WITH RABBI ILANA 
Rabbi Ilana’s Home, Palo Alto | 11:00 am-1:00 pm | 12 guests | $36/adult; children free.
Rabbi Ilana and her family invite young families to join them for brunch in their Palo Alto home. Depending on the age and interests of the children, activities might include a story from Rabbi Ilana, an art project, or a family game, but also some time to just eat and shmooze.

CHAMPAGNE BRUNCH  
Dines Home, Menlo Park | 11:00 am-1:00 pm | 18 guests | $36/person
Mimosa anyone? Steve and Jackie Dines invite you to a bubbly champagne brunch. Come hungry. Leave happy.

CANTOR ARTS CENTER PRIVATE DOCENT TOUR
Stanford | 11:00 am-12:00 noon | 25 guests | $18/adult; children free
Enjoy a private docent tour of The Cantor Arts Center at Stanford with fellow CBJ members. Its collections include more than 38,000 works of art, spanning 5,000 years of history and crossing continents from the Americas to Europe, and from Africa to Asia. 2 docents will be available to lead a group of either adults or families.

LASER TAG | 70 guests & ESCAPE ROOMS | 12 guests
Laser Quest, San Carlos | 12:00 noon-2:00 pm | $36/participant; $18/lunch only 
Laser players – Have a blast with some fast-paced, friendly competition against family and friends! Laser Tag (ages 5 and up) OR Escape Room (ages 10 and up). 11:45 am arrival, 12:00-1:00 Laser Tag and Escape Room 1:00-1:45 pm. Pizza, salad and drinks hosted by the Leeb Family.

LARP FOR KIDS 
Henry Seale Park, Palo Alto | 1:00-4:00 pm | $20/participant 
LARPers meet at Henry Seale Park in Palo Alto under the leadership of Game Master Zev Goldhaber-Gordon.

MEXICAN PESCATARIAN COOKING CLASS 
Antillon Home, Palo Alto | 2:00-5:00 pm | 10 guests | $54/person 
Join Lisa Antillón for a hands-on cooking workshop interwoven with gastronomical history. Learn how to prepare ceviche Acapulco; Pescado Ixtapa marinated in a lime/garlic/jalapeño mix prepared in a volcanic rock mortar and pestle; roasted corn/cactus/tomato/jicama salad; salsa verde and a refreshing hibiscus drink. What about dessert? Roasted plantains with cinnamon and condensed milk, a favourite from the states of Chiapas and Tabasco! The best part? We sit down, relax and enjoy our work together! Bring wine/tequila/mezcal to share.

 WINE TASTING WITH BILL
Borg/Sultan Home, Menlo Park | 4:00-6:00 pm | 20 guests | $72/person
Sue Borg and Jeff Sultan invite you to spend your late afternoon enjoying delicious small plate appetizers paired with wine chosen by Bill Futornick.

SOUP DINNER & BOOK EXCHANGE 
Jacobson Home, Palo Alto | 6:00-9:00 pm | 12 guests | $36/person
Join hosts Sarah Jacobson, Michelle deHaaff and Sara Leslie while we usher in the cooler winter season. Enjoy a cozy evening with warm soups and breads and old and new friends. After dinner, we’ll have a traditional Yankee Book Swap. All you need to do is bring a favorite book you’ve enjoyed that you think someone else might love as well. Thinking outside of the “best seller” lists is always encouraged.

DINNER WITH RABBI EZRAY
Oshman Home, Atherton | 6:30-9:00 pm | 10 guests | $250/person
Barbara Oshman invites you to experience a lovely evening of conversation and learning with Rabbi Ezray while enjoying a delicious chef prepared meal in her Atherton home.


If you want to support this Day of Play Fundraiser but are unable to attend any of the events, please make a donation online: